Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls

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'Stunning' Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN
'Warm and wise' Stephanie Merritt, Observer
'Glamorous, sexy, compelling' Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times
'I fell in love with Vivian from page one' Daisy Buchanan
'An education in love, and an iridescent delight' Rowan Pelling, Spectator
Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York City in the summer of 1940 with nothing but a sewing machine and a heretofore unindulged taste for adventure. Finding employment as seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, a charmingly down-at-heel Manhattan revue, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the tat only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Adventure and opportunity blossom on every corner of this strange wartime city of girls, and Vivian and her girlfriends mean to down New York to its last drop. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.
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Regina Azoulay
Regina Azoulayshared an impression2 months ago
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Did not like it, but finished anyway... besides some interesting facts about New York history, did not find anything new for me... The story is slow and not gripping, except the part in the middle of the book about the show and the following scandal.

Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart shared an impression3 months ago
👍Worth reading
💡Learnt A Lot

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Nina Yeromina
Nina Yerominashared an impression8 months ago
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I received a letter from his daughter the other day.
I’d thought about Angela many times over the years, but this was only our third interaction.
The first was when I’d made her wedding dress, back in 1971.
The second was when she’d written to tell me that her father had died. That was in 1977.
Мария Склярова
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